INSPiRE-MED project awarded to GABRMN & SeRMN

Integrating Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Multimodal Imaging for Research and Education in MEDicine (INSPiRE-MED) is an European research project awarded in the call H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018, of the MSCA-ITN-ETN – European Training Networks, to a consortium of partners including the GABRMN and SeRMN at UAB. The project is coordinated by Prof. Dominique Sappey-Marinier, of the Université Lyon-1 Claude-Bernard, Lyon, France. The scientist-in-charge at UAB will be Prof. Carles Arús (GABRMN), and Silvia Lope-Piedrafita (SeRMN) and Miquel Cabañas (SeRMN) will participate as senior scientists in the project.

Starting 1st of January 2019, the INSPiRE-MED Initial Training Network will investigate the theoretical and practical aspects of in vivo Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) and Spectroscopic Imaging (MRSI) with applications in oncology and neurology.

The network will host 15 Early Stage Researchers in the field of biomedical imaging, particularly in the field of Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) and MR Spectroscopic Imaging (MRSI) combined with Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and enhanced by machine learning techniques. The research training is supervised by a consortium of 12 academic partners with an established collaborative track record in R&D and 9 industrial partners from the broad and competitive preclinical and clinical imaging sector.

The main research topic to be carried at UAB —in close collaboration with other project members— will be the implementation of innovative high spatial resolution MRSI methods in a pre-clinical scanner. The ultimate goal will be the validation of optimal methods for improving imaging biomarker development of brain tumour in longitudinal studies of therapy response in mouse glioblastoma models.

Coordinator: Université Lyon 1 Claude Bernard

Participants: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland), Universitaet Bern (Switzerland), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Zur Forderung Der Wissenschaften Ev (Germany), The University Of Manchester (United Kingdom), Stichting Katholieke Universiteit (Netherlands), Universitat Autònoma De Barcelona (Spain), Consorcio Centro De Investigación Biomedica En Red M.P. (Spain), Ustav Pristrojove Techniky Avcr Vvi (Czechia), Icometrix Nv (Belgium), Mr Coils Bv (Netherlands).

Partner Organisations: Universitaet Leipzig (Germany), Centre d’Etude et de Recherche Multimodal et Pluridisciplinaire en Imagerie du Vivant GIE (France), Insel Gruppe Ag (Switzerland), Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet NTNU (Norway), Fealinx (France), Bruker Biospin MRI GmbH (Germany), General Electric Deutschland Holding GmbH (Germany), Philips Medical Systems Nederland BV (Netherlands), Siemens Healthcare GmbH (Germany)

Funding Institution / Program / Scheme: European Union / H2020-EU.1.3.1. – Fostering new skills by means of excellent initial training of researchers / MSCA-ITN-ETN – European Training Networks

Call identifier: H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018

Grant agreement: Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 813120.

Period: 1st January 2019 – 31st December 2022